Monday, April 7, 2008

Obama Sees Concealed Carry as a Threat!

Putting the final nail in Obama’s alleged “moderate” stance on the Second Amendment is the revelation that Obama opposes concealed carry. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review quotes Obama as saying:

"I am not in favor of concealed weapons, I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations."

Some people contrast this statement to his previous statements in Idaho:

"There are people who say he doesn’t believe in the Second Amendment. We got a lot hunters in the state of Illinois and I have no intention of taking away folks' guns."

Honestly, based on my previous analysis it seems clear to me that Obama believes the Second Amendment is there only for hunting and that self-defense doesn’t enter in to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Several groups, including the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms have demanded an apology from Obama. I honestly believe this is appropriate as Obama’s stance is extremely ignorant on Concealed Carry. The data shows that areas with Concealed Carry have a lower incidence of homicide than areas that do not.

Once again, Obama demonstrated unequivocally that he does not understand or is opposed to the Second Amendment. I therefore urge anyone who values their freedom to oppose Obama in the general election if he is the Democratic nominee.

Until next time!

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